The tagline for the original Mother is "No Crying Until the End," but I already feel like crying. Frog #15 is the final frog of Chapter 1, and even though I'm excited to finally begin playing and writing about a new chapter, I'm not ready to let this one go. I don't want to say … Continue reading Frog #15: Somewhere, Someday
For most people, 13 is an unlucky number, but not for me. Or at least not for this blog. Today's frog contains probably my favorite gameplay session so far. It wasn't the most exciting, nor the most impactful for the plot, but it had a little bit of everything. For Frog #13, I met an … Continue reading Frog #13: The Vine Intervention
After last week's novel of a post, you might be surprised at Frog #12's length. This is not another two-parter, nor even a three-parter. We're kicking it back into low gear, folks. We'll be out of here in two shakes of a lamb's tail. We're cruising through this one. Or, strolling, I guess. The main … Continue reading Frog #12: Father and Father Away
We must have balance in all things. For every action, a reaction. For yin, yang. In nature, we see decline grow to renewal, and renewal recede to decline, becoming and unbecoming in cycles. Of course, nowhere can this be observed better than in my Frog by Frog play-through of Mother 3. Last week, my post … Continue reading Frog #9: Fetch the Thief!
Seeing as we are now eight frogs in to a who-knows-how-many-frogs journey, I think it's important for me to be honest with you. This post is going to meander. This post is going to have little to no organization. This post is going to feel a little bit lost. As the main writer and curator … Continue reading Frog #8: A Cowboy + His Dog
Flint stands outside a burning cabin. Lighter's son, Fuel, is trapped inside, with seconds to go before the entire building collapses and goes up in flames. Flint is the last man in Tazmily who can save the boy's life. It's time to see what this cowboy is made of. But instead of talking about that, … Continue reading Frog #7: Pitch Black + Covered in Soot
Today's post marks a first on the Frog by Frog blog. I'm disappointed. Yes, the rumors are true. I am disappointed to have reached the next frog. And no, I'm not disappointed because the frog was in a boring location, or because I didn't enjoy the gameplay of the session. On the contrary, the frog … Continue reading Frog #6: Little Fires Everywhere
A sparrow fluent in game lingo is quite rarrow, wouldn't you say?Helpful Sparrow You may think I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel with this next observation, especially since my previous post was so lengthy, but I promise you, this is genuine: I love the color of Tazmily's grass. Okay, maybe not its actual color. … Continue reading Frog #4: A Leap (Frog) of Faith
Th-th-the Sunshine Fire... It's on forest!Nichol (This post is also available as a video, here). And we’re off! … Almost! Though Chapter 1 has finally begun in earnest, we still have a thing or two to do before running into the towering inferno otherwise known as the Sunshine Forest. It's a funny feeling--in a weird … Continue reading Frog #3: Finally, Tazmily
Things begin to heat up as we find our second frog, not far from our own front door.